GU101 Student Success

 

Assignment W4  (100 points)

“Putting It All Together”

SWOT, grit, growth, victim, creator, motivation, academic integrity.  In the past few weeks, you have been writing short papers that incorporate ideas from sources you have found on the internet and on EBSCOhost.  This week, you will read one more article, and use it along with the others to write an essay about being successful in college.  This paper will be used to help determine your preparedness for future English courses in college.  Do your best work!

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1.  Read the article Shifting out of the Drama Triangle: Victim vs. Creator Mindsets.

2.  Write a 5-paragraph essay which explains how having the creator mindset can foster greater success in college than having the victim mindset. For sources, be sure to use this week’s article as well as the articles required for weeks two and three to support your argument.

a.  The first paragraph is your introduction.  It should introduce the topic and contain the thesis statement.

b.  The second paragraph should have a topic sentence that relates to the thesis statement.  This paragraph should provide supporting evidence or ideas for your thesis that come from the designated article “Shifting out of the Drama Triangle.”  In this paragraph, you must incorporate one paraphrase from the article and cite it in text properly using APA citations.  This paraphrase must be highlighted in yellow.  Also you must also incorporate one short, direct quote from the article and cite it in text properly using APA citations.  This direct quote must be highlighted in blue.

c.  The third and fourth paragraphs are also supporting paragraphs for your thesis.  They should have topic sentences that support your thesis statement, and contain additional information that further supports the thesis.  Be sure to paraphrase or summarize the two articles you have already found regarding the growth mindset. Use your own words, but provide credit to the articles from which you have taken your ideas.

d.  The final paragraph is the conclusion. It should connect to the introductory paragraph and summarize the main points of the paper.

3.  List your sources in a References page at the end of your paper.

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